Submitting journal manuscripts and articles

For Springer journals

You can submit your article online which substantially reduces the editorial processing and reviewing times and therefore shortens overall publication times.


Please go to the specific journal's homepage on and click on "Submission guidelines" in the right hand column for advice on how to prepare your manuscript to meet the journal's requirements. Once you are ready to submit your article you can click "Submit manuscript" from the journal's homepage to proceed to our Editorial Manager system for the journal.

If you would like to see detailed instructions, go to where can I find submission instructions for a Springer journal.

Visit how do I include my ORCID when submitting a manuscript if you need to know how to include your ORCID number.


If you are unsure which of our journals would be most appropriate for your work you can use our Springer Journal Suggester to help. All you need is an abstract or description of your article to find matching journals.

For Nature Portfolio journals

Information specific to authors and referees can be found by clicking here.


Authors should first identify the Nature Portfolio journal that they wish to submit their manuscript to. It is also advised that authors read the relevant journal's individual policy and submission guidelines prior to submitting their manuscripts. For more information on how to publish papers in a specific Nature Portfolio title, please visit the “For Authors & Referees” page for the journal that is of interest to you.


The link for the “For Authors & Referees” section is found under the 'Journal information' drop down menu on each specific journal's home page:

After you decide the journal you wish to submit your manuscript to; click on 'Submit manuscript' from the 'Journal information' drop down menu. You will then be able to access the journal’s online manuscript submission and tracking system.

If you require further assistance with submitting your manuscript please contact the Nature Portfolio Applications Helpdesk.

Author Tutorials

See our How to submit a journal article manuscript page for additional information.

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